The Charlotte 49ers women's basketball program and ESPN 730 AM, the flagship station for Charlotte athletics, have announced an unprecedented agreement for upcoming Niners hoops games.
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The Charlotte 49ers women's basketball program and ESPN 730 AM, the flagship station for Charlotte athletics, have announced an unprecedented agreement for upcoming Niners hoops games.
Niners, ESPN 730 announce women’s hoops radio deal
Courtesy: Charlotte Sports Information
          Release: 01/07/2013
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Charlotte 49ers women's basketball program and ESPN 730 AM, the flagship station for Charlotte athletics, have announced an unprecedented agreement for upcoming Niners hoops games.

For the first time in the school's women's basketball history, which dates back to 1975-76 and has been competing for the last 38 seasons, Charlotte contests will be broadcast over the air. ESPN 730 AM has agreed to carry the upcoming 49ers' Atlantic 10 matchups with Fordham (Jan. 13) and Duquesne (Feb. 3). Both games are Sundays and are slated to begin at 2 p.m.

"As the flagship station for the Charlotte 49ers, we are happy and excited to have the opportunity to air additional sports programming from the Charlotte 49ers," Lanny Ford, station general manager said. "We are looking to include a small schedule of women's basketball and the job coach Cara Consuegra is doing with the women's program, just as we aired a small schedule of baseball to introduce listeners to the program coach Loren Hibbs has built."

Ford will serve as one-half of the broadcast team for the two games. Bobby Rosinski, assistant program director at the station, will serve as play-by-play, while Ford will handle the color analyst duties, as he does with Matt Swierad for the Niners' men's basketball home games.

"We are extremely excited to have ESPN 730 AM carry these games because it gives the city of Charlotte the opportunity to listen to their hometown women's basketball team," Consuegra said. "Lanny and Bobby have been great supporters of our program and I'm looking forward to working with them live."

All 49ers women's basketball games are normally available for the listening audience on Charlotte49ers.com with Josh Feldman handling play-by-play, home and away.

Charlotte, which concluded the non-conference portion of its schedule Sunday with a 57-33 victory over Colgate to improve to 11-3, will return to action after a week break with the Fordham game next Sunday, Jan. 13.

In addition to the radio broadcast, Sunday's meeting with the Rams will also be televised nationally on CBS College Sports as part of the Atlantic 10 TV schedule. John Sadak will handle play-by-play, while Julianne Viani will serve as the color analyst.

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